The Federal Government has been urged to design far-reaching palliative measures that would capture not just civil servants; however, Nigerians from all walks of life, in its effort to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.

Some stakeholders in the private sector and economic analysts who gave the advice, also stressed that this was necessary because public sector workers constitute an infinitesimal percentage of the country’s estimated 200 million population.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the aftermath of his inauguration day speech affirming an end to the fuel subsidy regime, also stressed the need for a review of the minimum wage, among other palliatives to be introduced, to cushion the harsh effects of the removal on the citizenry.

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